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The Cutting Room Floor – NELC Mania

“The Cutting Room Floor – NELC Mania”

The temperature is getting warmer. The smell of spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get ready for the season heading into this summer with the NELC series! As most of you know, it has been a while since we’ve been able to sling competitive cardboard at Jupiter in an NELC, but it’s coming up again really fast. Whether you’re a Legacy novice or a full-blown expert, get ready to sleeve up your deck and prepare to wage war for your chance to enter the storied legend of champions that has defined the greatest and most intense series of Legacy events in modern history. In honor of the upcoming April edition of the NELC, today we’re going to look ahead to what you can expect from this incredible event. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor – NELC Mania

Cook’s Kitchen – One Round (NELC: 03/02/2013)

Cook’s Kitchen – One Round (NELC: 03/02/2013)

It was March 2nd, my twenty-fourth birthday.

I crawled out of bed, my body slightly aching from the previous night’s festivities. I thought to myself, “Man, I’m getting old” before heading to the bathroom to prepare for the day. I accomplished my morning rituals and then waited for Adam Van Fleet to arrive at my house. Once Adam was there, I went to pick up the other member of “Team Birthday Weekend”, Nick Patnode. After he was in the car, we found 81S and began our trip to Vestal, NY from Syracuse. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – One Round (NELC: 03/02/2013)

The Cutting Room Floor: Theme Deck: Raiders of the Lost Deck

The Cutting Room Floor: Theme Deck: Raiders of the Lost Deck

“Snakes…I hate snakes!”

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Cook’s Kitchen: Resolutions

Cook’s Kitchen: Resolutions

One year ago I was just starting a new job. I was thousands of dollars in debt, taking care of a puppy, and getting back into being a part-time card slinging nerd. Part of me wishes that I was more active and possibly a full-time grinder, but that simply isn’t where I can be, at in this point of my life. I’m a Graphic Designer with a hobby. However, I have accomplished a lot over the last year within my “hobby.”
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My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li

My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li

The deck can kill on turn one. It can kill through multiple copies of Force of Will. It can win through Counterbalance. It can get hit with discard turn one and two and win on turn three. It can bring horror to your opponent’s face when they realize that they’re going to die before their hate cards become relevant. It can beat Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, it can beat Mindbreak Trap, and it can win on a mulligan to 4. Continue reading My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li

Cook’s Kitchen – Disconnected

Cook’s Kitchen – Disconnected

About a month ago my schedule at work changed, my cozy 8:30am-5pm was shifted back an hour for the holidays. This meant getting out of work at six. Did management not know that almost all Magic events start at that time? How inconsiderate! Well… I still have the benefit of Legacy on Thursday nights starting at six thirty. But that’s not the point! I went from playing in four events a week to one or none. I’m going through a big withdrawal. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Disconnected